By John Stevens Henslow
John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861) used to be a botanist and geologist. As instructor, mentor and buddy to Charles Darwin, it used to be his advent that secured for Darwin the submit of naturalist at the voyage of the Beagle. whereas Professor of Botany, Henslow verified the Cambridge college Botanic backyard as a source for instructing and learn. scholars have been inspired to ascertain plant specimens rigorously, and to list the features in their constructions. Henslow could have identified how daunting they discovered the duty of turning into trained with botanical vocabulary, and produced this quantity to supply a safe starting place for medical investigations. This meticulous thesaurus, initially released as a unmarried quantity in 1857 yet drawing on contributions he made past to problems with The Botanist and Maund's Botanic backyard, is a testomony to Henslow's scholarship. it truly is liberally illustrated with pleasant woodcuts that make clear the that means of chosen phrases.
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49. CISTI'NE^E, synonyme for Cistaceae. CIT'REUS, CIT'RINUS, (colour of Lemon) pure yellow very slightly tinged with grey. CLASS, CLAS'SIS, one of the primary or largest groups under which plants are classified. In the Artificial System of Linneus these amount to 24. In the Natural System of Jussieu there are 3. In the Natural arrangement of Dr. Lindley there are 4. CLAVATE, CLAVA'TUS, CLAVELLA'TUS, CLAVIFOR'MIS, CLAVIL- Lo'sus>(CLArA a club) where any organ, slender at the base, COB 39 gradually thickens towards the apex.
CAULI'CULI, small stems rising immediately from the neck of the root. CAULl'NAR, CAULINA'RIS. CAULINA'RIUS, CAULfNUS,(CAU' LIS, a stalk) belonging to the stem, or growing from it. CAULis>a, stem. CAULOCAR'POVS, CAULOCAR'PEUS, CAVLOCAR'PICVS (KavXog the stem, Kapwog fruit) a term for trees and shrubs, CER 35 whose woody stem and branches do not die away, as the herbaceous ones of perennials, but continue to bear flowers and fruit for a succession of years. CEDRELA'CE,E CEDRE'LE*:, (from the genus Cedrela) a natural group of Dicotyledones, considered to be either a section of Meliaceae, or a distinct order.
CAULES'CENT, CAVLE'SCENS (CAULIS, a stalk) where a stalk is distinctly visible. CAULICU'LE, CAVLI'CVLVS ( a little stalk) synonyme for neck. CAULI'CULI, small stems rising immediately from the neck of the root. CAULl'NAR, CAULINA'RIS. CAULINA'RIUS, CAULfNUS,(CAU' LIS, a stalk) belonging to the stem, or growing from it. CAULis>a, stem. CAULOCAR'POVS, CAULOCAR'PEUS, CAVLOCAR'PICVS (KavXog the stem, Kapwog fruit) a term for trees and shrubs, CER 35 whose woody stem and branches do not die away, as the herbaceous ones of perennials, but continue to bear flowers and fruit for a succession of years.
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